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How to Take Care of Your Skin in Winter

How to Take Care of Your Skin in Winter

Winter can be the most cozy time of the year. Just think about it: warm fire lit by the fireplace and family members gathered around it sipping their cup of hot chocolate, stuffed turkey roasting in the kitchen and oh-so-yummy desserts waiting to be shared and enjoyed. While you may be having the time of your life though, the winter weather could be sucking the life out of your skin!

Call Out The Beauty Emergency.

Dry, flaky, lifeless skin — it’s a cause for alarm and you should be concerned. The first thing that you must know is that these unbearable, unthinkable, unsightly skin conditions are not normal in winter, no matter how much you or your friends have been experiencing so for the past decade.  The thing is, your skin doesn’t have to suffer this pitiful condition.  Below are beauty tips for dry skin that you can follow:

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1. Limit Outdoor Time

There are fun winter activities that you can do outdoors and you shouldn’t miss out on those. We strongly agree that creating precious moments and experiences with people you care for are of utmost importance. All that we’re saying is that it doesn’t have to come at the expense of your skin.

So, do what you got to do in the snow but, make sure to keep to a limited time only. How many hours? That depends on your skin tolerance but, generally not more than an hour of continuous exposure in the chilly air.

2. Takeover Indoor Environmental Conditions

The reason why you want to spend most of your time indoors is because you can influence the temperature and moisture inside walled spaces. Turn the heater to a comfortable degree only — not too hot, not too cold.  You should also add a humidifier in your indoor spaces to make sure surrounding air stays moist.

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3. Carry Around a Mister in Your Purse

Whether indoors or outdoors, at least you have something to wet the air around you when you feel it begin to suck out the moisture and life out of your skin.  Spray about five inches away from your face. Make sure that your mist does not contain any irritating ingredients. Remember, it doesn’t have to be fancy.

4. Wash Your Face and Bathe Twice Daily

By removing oil and dirt sitting on the surface of your skin, you are allowing your skin to breathe more easily. The real culprit when washing and bathing is the tap, which could be too hot for your skin, and the products that you are using which could be harsh. These can strip off your skin’s natural moisture and cause inflammation and damage.

5. Exfoliate and Scrub

Most people won’t even consider these. However, these basic beauty steps remain beneficial in winter as they do in spring. In fact, more debris are seated on your skin’s outer layers in winter because dry, dead skin is so common and your skin is shedding a lot. That’s why you need to exfoliate and scrub to get these off of your skin and allow a new skin layer to surface.

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6. Moisturize

Under such dry, freezing weather, your skin will appreciate receiving any kind of moisture to help revive and rejuvenate it.  You owe it to your skin though to be just as choosy with the products you use as in any other time of the year. Rather than going for a long lineup of moisturizing products, you should go for the quality of the products that you are using.

Stick to at least two moisturizers. Use one that can easily be absorbed and used up by your skin most especially a non-fragrant, cosmetic grade essential oil.  Make the other a heavier, more emollient cream. Use a more robust lineup for your nighttime routine.

7. Keep a Bottle of Water in Hand

Still, the best way to keep your skin hydrated is by taking in the moisture and allowing it to act on your skin. So, don’t forget your fluids. Make it more hearth warming by sipping on cups of hot soup to keep you warm but also to keep your skin moist.

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 CONCLUSION

Knowing how to take care of your skin in winter is a sensitize thing. Hence, we should get it right. Writer, Anton Chekhov, once wrote, ”People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” You should allow your skin to experience the same. Keep it happy throughout the seasons by taking better care of it so, it wouldn’t have to dread winter ever again, neither should you.

Featured photo credit: Pixabay via pixabay.com

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Last Updated on September 17, 2018

10 Reasons Why You Should Get Naked More Often

10 Reasons Why You Should Get Naked More Often

Getting naked is often thought of as an act that should only be reserved for intimacy—and even then some get squirmy! Many people are more comfortable believing that the more clothes you are wearing the better. However, getting naked more often can have great benefits for you. Here are 10 great reasons to get naked more often:

1. It burns more fat.

Your body’s main supply of brown adipose tissue (BAT), or good fat cells, are located around your shoulder blades and neck. When your body is exposed to the elements and is cooler, the BAT proliferates and essentially kills the white adipose tissue, aka bad fat cells. So, not wearing any clothes helps promote this and makes you healthier.

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2. You’ll become comfortable with who you are.

Self-acceptance is hard to come by today. Ask anyone you know and see if they are happy with themselves. Chances are they will say they are too fat, not pretty, and find all of the flaws that they can. In reality, others do not see this. They see that you are beautiful. When you begin to get naked, you learn to appreciate your body and realize how beautiful you really are.

3. It saves you money.

Being naked more often saves on buying new clothing since you are wearing nothing a lot of the time. Be careful when you are in public, though—you may have to put on some clothes!

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4. It increases your immune system.

Being naked and getting exposure to the sun’s rays actually increases your body’s vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is directly related to your immune system. When you have optimal levels of vitamin D, your body’s immune system is impeccable, and you will be better equipped to ward off viruses, including the common cold and flu. So go lay outside naked on your private balcony or in your yard.

5. It makes you face your fears head on.

People cringe today when you mention the words “get naked.” They are so afraid of it—and today’s children are so ingrained with this—that they must wear layer upon layer to deal with their body image. However, when you are naked, you face your fears of body image and self-acceptance, experiencing some of the best moments of your life.

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6. You will feel better in your clothes.

When you do wear clothes (because not everyone has yet accepted being naked in public), you will start to choose clothing that accentuates the parts of your body that you love. You will begin to notice that maybe that muumuu does not flatter your beautiful curves and start wearing clothes that you love.

7. You will embrace vulnerability.

When you put yourself out there, it is a natural reaction to have fear and worry. However, this is an opportunity to embrace being vulnerable. It allows you to think and get down to the core of what really matters and what is of importance to you. When you strip away all of the excess, you are 100% you and willing to take on anything that comes your way.

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8. You will show the world the real you.

Today, we have many ways of altering our appearance from our true body image when we wear clothing. Some people alter their image so much that they fear getting naked with the person they love. It seems crazy that this could even happen; however, the rise in use of breast-enhancing bras and Spanx products has put this idea into people’s minds. This all goes back to being comfortable with your true body image. If a person really does love you, then they should not love you based upon your image. If they do, then you may even decide that the ever-so-uncomfortable leggings that go up above your waist to hold in all of the imperfections may not be worth it after all.

9. You will have fun.

Well, this could go in all sorts of directions. But when you are comfortable with your naked body and see it as being flattering, then life is more fun. You start realizing that you are beautiful and are willing to do more things that you probably would not have done otherwise—with and without your clothes on.

10. You can have intercourse with the lights on.

Many people are self-conscious about the way they look and decide that the less lighting the better when they are intimate with their partner. It’s nothing new. If you survey your best friends, you will probably come to this conclusion too. They may say that it even gets awkward, because they are more concerned with what their partner thinks of their body than just having and enjoying amazing intercourse. When you love the way you look naked, you will also want to have your partner see you at your best.

What are you waiting for? Start spending more time in the buff today and begin to change the way you think about your body.

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